Easter Season Schedule
Our worship committee has been planning a most event-filled April. The big news is that we will be starting an informal early service beginning on the first Sunday in April—on April 7, 2019. The service will be held in our Fellowship Hall beginning at 8 AM, and it is designed to meet the worship needs of families and others with busy weekend schedules.
April 7th is also the Sunday for our annual Easter Cantata. Come and hear our cancel choir perform at our 10:30 AM service in the sanctuary.
Sunday, April 14th is Palm Sunday. We will kick off Holy Week by celebrating Communion and listening to our children’s choir.
We will hold a Good Friday Evening Worship Service on Friday, April 19th beginning at 7 PM. The theme of the service will be the Seven Last Words of Jesus.
The Trustees will be holding a work day on Saturday, April 20th, as we get our parsonage grounds ready for Easter Sonrise services.
Our Easter Sonrise Service (down by the river) on Sunday, April 21st will begin at 8 AM. This service is usually well attended, and worshippers are urged to bring their camp chairs with them. Although a limited number of folding and plastic chairs will be provided, we have found that folding camp chairs are more appropriate for this outdoor service. We have invited our friends and neighbors and members of the Tampa Bay Area Emmaus Community to attend our Sonrise Service.
Following the Sonrise Service, there will be an Easter brunch served in the Fellowship Hall. All are welcome, and there will also be an Easter egg hunt for children in 5th grade and below. We will also have a Traditional Easter Service in the sanctuary at 10:30 AM.
Tuesday Free Lunch Program
RESTORE is now looking for additional volunteers to help serve hot lunches to our clients on Tuesday mornings. The free lunches have been suspended for a week as many of our current volunteers are away for Spring Break. However, the Tuesday Free Lunch program will recommence next Tuesday, March 26th. If you would be interested in helping feed our neighbors, contact Connie Mosley, Dawn Parks, or Jan Crichton.
Come to the Spring Festival
Please join us from 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM for a day of fun with food, games, and a RESTORE yard sale! Vendor tables are available to rent for $10.00 (nonrefundable), and vendor registration must be made by Saturday, April 6th. Look to this space for additional future information.
Life Line Screening
We are pleased to offer a preventive health event. Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will host their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis.
Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount). All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. There are three ways to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle or text the word circle to 797979.